WELCOME TO SAINT ANDREW’S

welcome to Saint Andrews
At St. Andrew’s, we welcome everyone who seeks to experience God (in some way) – and we respect the dignity of every human being. Whether you are a year-round Islander, a summer resident or guest, or a first-time visitor, we very much hope you enjoy your time with us. Come as you are, come be who you are, and see!
tiffany window OVER 100 YEARS OF HISTORY
St. Andrew’s began in 1895 as an Episcopal mission, and by 1910 the church building was consecrated. It features Tiffany stained-glass windows and a pulpit the shape of a dory.
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We are located on the beautiful Island of Martha’s Vineyard. If that’s not reason enough to make it out here, learn more about our endearing Episcopal church.
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St. Andrew’s is an episcopal Church, part of the world-wide Anglican Communion, and a member of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts.
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contact CONTACT US
Church Office: 1-508-627-5330 Rector’s e-mail: fatherchip@standrewsmv.org Office e-mail: office@standrewsmv.org Office Fax: 1-508-627-4318
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RECTOR’S MESSAGE

Greetings, friend! And welcome to our website…we’re so glad you found us! It’s a little hard to describe all the things that are happening here at St. Andrew’s, but I have to say this: Great things are definitely happening, and it’s exciting. Really.  For those who’ve wondered about church these days, this might be a good church to try. I believe all of us have a hunger and thirst inside that can’t be satisfied by food and water. It’s our spiritual side, and life becomes wonderful when we pay attention to it and explore it. The trick is to find a space that can help us nurture our spiritual lives and grow in a safe and welcoming environment.  Some churches are better than others at providing that sort of environment. Those that succeed work for success. We at St. Andrew’s have joyfully undertaken that work.  If you are seeking a place that is renewing itself, we might be just the right fit for you. And if you have a family, this might be a great fit for them, too. A good church can be a wonderful help and lift in life—and in ways that might surprise us.>> read more
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GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!  Following last summer’s smash concert success with tenor Kyle van Schoonhoven, St Andrew’s Church is proud once again to offer another major talent, soprano Laquita Mitchell, for a special offering of familiar opera and spiritual melodies, in the intimate setting of St Andrew’s Church, on Saturday, August 4, at 7:00 pm.  This from her website:  “Soprano Laquita Mitchell consistently earns acclaim in eminent opera companies throughout North America and Europe. Already in her young career, she has led performances with the Los Angeles Opera, San Francisco Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, New York City Opera, Washington National Opera, Opéra Comique in Paris, among many others.”  ONLY 100 TICKETS WILL BE SOLD, SO PLEASE GET YOURS NOW by calling Heather Anne Slayton at 508-627-5330.  Wine, cheese and dessert reception to follow.  Advance tickets are $45.00; at the door they are $50.00.  Bring some friends for a special, memorable evening!

 

SAVE THE DATE!  OUR ANNUAL RECTORY LAWN PARTY POTLUCK DINNERis on Thursday, August 2 at 6:00 pm.  Make it a point to come out and sample the goodies everyone brings and bring some friends.  Bring a dish to share if you like—we’ll have barbeque meats and beverages ready for you at Father Chip‘s and Colleen’s house at 10 Bold Meadow Road, Edgartown.

 

JOIN US FOR A COUPLE OR THREE DAYS AWAY  at the Episcopal monastery in Cambridge, Massachusetts called The Society of St John the Evangelist.  Father Chip has been going almost annually for 15 years, and welcomes companions.  The dates this year are anytime during the week of November 27 – December 2.  A block of 6 rooms will be held through July 15; cost is about $100 =/- per day, room and board.  Please see Father Chip if you’d like to book a room, or have questions.

 

JOIN THE SUMMER CHOIR!  Sing Sinatra in the shower?  Karaoke Queen?  We’d love to have you with us in our mighty St Andrew’s Summer Choir!  No Weekday rehearsals—just get to church a little early to rehearse for a few minutes, and your life (if not your voice) will be golden!  See Mr. Griffin (“Music”) McMahon to hop on the bandwagon!

 

USHERS, LECTORS, COFFEE HOUR HELPERS NEEDED!  Now that summer’s here, we REALLY NEED YOU TO SIGN UP to help, once in a while, to:  usher at either service (it’s easy and fun); read a lesson (it’s totally cool); or host coffee hour (super rewarding!).  PLEASE SIGN UP on the list in the Parish Hall.

 

CENTERING PRAYERis an easy technique to learn and can be a real-life changer just by practicing for a few minutes each day, or when you can—TRY IT OUT!  For the summer, the group has moved to every Tuesday at St. Augustine’s in Vineyard Haven from 2:00pm – 3:00 pm.  Looking for a way to introduce balance, health, wholeness and meaning to your life?  This could just be your ticket…

”DIRTY GOSPEL SUNDAYS”(featuring Workman Song and Sean McMahon) continues weekly on Sundays at the Ritz in OB and goes from 7 – 9pm.  Come hear classic gospel songs and spirituals, with some pop “convertibles” about life and love—in a fun and informal setting!

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The Vision of St Andrew’s Church is to make God present in our families, our neighborhood, our town, the Island of Martha’s Vineyard, and in the world.” 

Our Vestry:             

Wardens:  Carl Malmquist and Jessica Buckley

Treasurer:  Wesley Brown

Parish Clerk: Pam Monterosso

Members at Large: Hans von Steiger, Sandra Mott, Leon Brathwaite, Chris Buchholz, Michael Balay and Harrison Kisiel